Harvesting our Heritage now available for purchase online

Great news for all of you food history fans who are not based in Santa Cruz County. Harvesting our Heritage: Bite-Sized Stories from Santa Cruz County History is now available for purchase. Here is the link to purchase the book through the Museum of Art and History’s website: https://mkt.com/santa-cruz-museum-of-art-and-history/item/harvesting-our-heritage All proceeds go to the Museum … More Harvesting our Heritage now available for purchase online

Naturalist Night at the Natural History Museum

The Heritagistas will be presenting at the Natural History Museum about our project, and the Teen Kitchen Project will be there a little earlier to test some of the recipes! This will be a really fun event, we hope to see you there! Harvesting Our Heritage: Telling Bite-sized Stories from Santa Cruz County History March … More Naturalist Night at the Natural History Museum

Holiday Recipes

  ‘Tis the season for holiday parties and potlucks. What better way to celebrate than to dish up a little local history with your meal? Below are some seasonally appropriate recipes taken from the Elizabeth Gilmour recipe book started in 1908. The recipes are written exactly as they appear in her handwriting, but there are … More Holiday Recipes

Fall Desserts

I’m sure many of you are looking for some ideas to help use up the glut of apples you are finding yourself surrounded by this time of year. Why not try a Dorset Apple Cake? This recipe is from Libbie Gilmour’s cookbook, started in the mid 1910s. It is a collection of recipes from family, … More Fall Desserts